Austrian VAT numbers required in Amazon Seller Central
Amazon will require sellers with clients in Austria to register for Austrian VAT if they exceeded the threshold. The Austrian VAT number will be included in the Seller Account.
18 August, 2020
According to the Austria Digital Tax Act 2020, and in line with what is already happening in other EU countries, Amazon is liable to share with the Austrian Tax Authorities the information related to the transactions carried out in the Country, including the identity of the sellers and the Austrian VAT number of those companies which have an obligation to be VAT registered.
In light of this, companies that are required to be VAT registered in Austria are requested to upload their Austrian VAT number on Seller Central by December 31, 2020, in order to avoid the suspension of their account until they become complaint with Austrian VAT law.
When is a Company liable to get an Austrian VAT number?
Foreign E-commerce companies needs to get VAT registered in Austria under the following circumstances:
Foreign companies (established outside of Austria) keeping stock(s) of goods in Austria for sale to customers;
Companies performing distance sales of goods from other EU countries to private individuals in Austria and which crossed the threshold of € 35.000 of these sales in the current or last year.
How to review your supplies in Austria?
Amazon sellers can review the volume of their supplies in Austria (and in any other EU country) by downloading the Amazon VAT transaction report from their Seller Central (Reports -> Fulfilment by Amazon -> Amazon VAT transactions report).
How can we help you?
Our team specialized on VAT obligations of online selling businesses can help you to understand whether you have an obligation to get VAT registered in Austria, as well as in any other EU country. Moreover, where needed, we will be able to get your Company VAT registered and handle all the subsequent VAT obligations. Contact us to get help with your Austrian VAT registration.